Vitae Naturals is registered in the Spanish Food Safety Agency (AESAN) and has its Health Certificates for the different manufactured products.
As it is stablished by the Spanish regulation, the Health Certificates Registration means that the manufacturing company must develop a HACCP plan (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) that guarantees food security of the manufactured products. Vitae Naturals has carried out an exhaustive HACCP plan which is mainly based on the premises stablished by the Codex Alimentarius (and other food standards such as BRC, IFS, etc.) and it provides a detailed Risks Analysis that includes the Critical Control Points that exist in the production process.
It is worth highlighting that two of Vitae Naturals’s products have an approved health claim under Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.
- According to article 14, paragraph 1, letter a): reduction of disease risk claims, foods that contain our Vitasterol® (phytosterols and sterified sterols) can include on their label the following health claim: “Plant sterols have been shown to lower blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease (CHDI)”
- According to article 13, it has also been approved a Health Claim for foods enriched with vitamin E (Vitapherole®): “Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress”
Vitae Naturals is a company registered in the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a producer of food ingredients and additives from 2013. This registry is guaranteed by exhaustive site audits. Last April 2014, the US FDA carried out the first inspection at our facilities where also the Spanish Health Authorities attended.
Vitae Naturals is a member of the SEDEX platform in order to manage ethical and social responsibility practices throughout its supply chain. Vitae Naturals has been subjected to ethical trade audits of type “SMETA 4-Pillars” based on the Ethical Trading Initiative ETI Base Code with positive results.
Vitae Naturals has an ethical code that includes ethical and social responsibilities and is applicable both internally and to its suppliers.